Meagan Hamblett – Executive Director
Meagan Hamblett is a 30 year, YMCA career professional who embodies the Y mission, core set of values and focus areas of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. Hamblett is the Executive Director of the YMCA Alliance of Northern New England serving 26 YMCAs in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont with a purpose to support collaboration amongst the states Ys and community partners to increase impact and advocate for positive change in the communities the Ys serve. Prior to, Hamblett served as the CEO of the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta, Maine. As a result of Hamblett’s leadership, the CLC Y transformed from a small, recreation facility into a vibrant, community center for people of all ages. Strategic planning, master facility design, financial development and strengthening leadership at the governance level were key factors in accomplishing a successful capital campaign and completing the renovation and new construction project. In addition, she engaged the community in partnerships and collaboration for greater, healthier impact as well as sustainability of programs and services which resulted in one non-profit merging with the YMCA and another leasing space in the Y’s facility. Hamblett, a mother of four and wife to a YMCA Executive Director. She is also a trustee for her local hospital and chairs the program and planning committee which leads strategic planning for the LincolnHealth organization which is a part of MaineHealth.
Meg Helming – Director of Advocacy & Impact
Meg has spent her entire career working in the nonprofit sector in Massachusetts, New York City, and Northern New England. In Massachusetts, Meg was Director of Member Engagement at the Providers’ Council, a statewide membership association of 200 human services organizations, where she worked with nonprofits to create leadership development programs, group purchasing initiatives, and capacity building partnerships. In New York, she managed the membership department at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, which serves 2,000 members. As Director of Advocacy & Impact for the YMCA Alliance of Northern New England, she oversees public policy and strategic partnerships with the region’s 26 YMCAs and community partners. Meg earned a bachelors degree in History from Smith College in Northampton, MA. She has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and a Masters in Public Administration from Suffolk University in Boston. She lives in southern Maine with her husband, Justin, and son, Casey.